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Australian football coming to Springs

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The United States Australian Football League national championships are scheduled to take place at the Air Force Academy in October. About 1,000 athletes representing 32 men’s teams and 6 women’s teams, as well as coaches and officials, are expected to be in attendance. “Following months of extensive research and close negotiations, the USAFL Board and… Continue Reading Australian football coming to Springs

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Greening the Military

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Kent Butts will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Colorado College entitled Environment and Security: Greening the Military. Butts, director of the National Security Issues Branch, Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College, will discuss restructuring systems and operations in the U.S. Department of Defense to make their activities less… Continue Reading Greening the Military

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USAA’s Andrews retiring

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Andrews Colorado Springs Business Journal media partner News Channel 13 reported today that Vic Andrews, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Colorado Springs operation, is retiring. Andrews has spent 10 years with the financial services provider and 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to joining USAA, he served as vice superintendent of… Continue Reading USAA’s Andrews retiring

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Honeywell gets $389 M contract add on

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Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. of Colorado Springs has received a $389 million add-on to an existing Air Force contract. This latest increase will allow the Air Force to pay for work on systems and maintenance engineering, network support integration, on-site and off-site depot level maintenance and software maintenance of the Air Force Satellite Control Network.

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Fort Carson Town Hall Meeting

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will host the Fort Carson Town Hall Meeting at the Antler’s Hilton hotel on Jan. 14 about how the Pikes Peak region will respond to troop increases. Organizers will provide the updates on the arrival, deployment and return of brigades, and offer information about demographics, housing estimates, behavioral… Continue Reading Fort Carson Town Hall Meeting

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Fort Carson budget for continued growth

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In view of the 4,800 additional soldiers and new brigade combat team that have been assigned to Fort Carson, an obvious question might be “Will the existing post be able to handle all the new folks?” While it’s still too early to get a reading from the Department of the Army on specific future plans… Continue Reading Fort Carson budget for continued growth

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The U.S. Army has selected Fort Carson to receive an additional brigade combat team of 4,877 soldiers to supplement the four brigades already assigned to the Mountain Post. The expansion is part of the Army “Grow the Force” initiative, under which it is creating six new brigades during the next five years. Democratic Sen. Ken… Continue Reading 4,800 more soldiers coming to Fort Carson

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Military construction costs on the rise

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The Base Realignment and Closing Commission estimated that construction costs to implement their most recent recommendations would be about $13 billion. But, a Government Accountability Office report released today estimates those costs to reach nearly $20 billion. Army Corps of Engineers officials said the actual rate of construction inflation for the last several years has… Continue Reading Military construction costs on the rise

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The Colorado Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Small Business Conference for Veterans next week. The conference is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Antlers Hilton hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Small business counselors from around the state are scheduled… Continue Reading 3rd annual small business conference for veterans

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The El Paso County Veteran and Military Affairs Office has moved from the Department of Human Services at 105 N. Spruce St. to the first floor of the Robert L. Russel Building at 105 E. Vermijo Ave. The office assists residents who served in the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps. It… Continue Reading Veteran and Military Affairs Office at new location

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